|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1844|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1929|
Pioneer settlers of Payne and adjoining counties and a number of venable civil war soldiers were among the large numbers of persons who attended the funeral service of William E. 'Uncle Billy' Berry, 85 at the first Methodist Episcopal church here in Stillwater at 10'clock Friday.
Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery, the decedent was a pioneer resident of Payne County and widely known as a banker, with S. W. Keiser, C. F. Babcock, and others. In 1914 he organized the Stillwater State Bank which became the Stillwater National Bank. Mr. Berry was president of the Stillwater National Bank at the time of his death, having held that office eighteen years. In recent years, active management has been in the hands of his sons, Capt. James E. Berry and Thomas N. Berry, Vice-President.
Mr. Berry also organized the Cushing State Bank and the Farmers' State Bank of Riley, of which he at one time was President, and he once was Vice-President of the Bank of Agra, but some years ago retired from those positions and devoted all of his time to the Stillwater National Bank.
Born in Whitley County, KY. Mar. 20, 1844 to Thomas and Juliet King Berry. William E. Berry was married on Feb. 17, 1870 to Miss Martha M. Brown in KY. Soon after there marriage they moved to MO., where they lived in Jackson County until 1882, when they moved to Sumner county, KS. In 1889 they came to Payne county settling south of Mehan, Mr. Berry served as a Union soldier in the Civil War. He was in Co. F, Sixteenth Kentucky Infantry for four years and six months. He was with General Sherman. When he was discharged in July 15, 1865, he had the rank fo Sergeant. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Berry is survived by his widow, by his two sons in Stillwater, and two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Mullendore, Cleveland, and Mrs. Goodson Blackwell, and by a score of grandchildren.
Martha Malinda Brown Berry (1846 - 1933)
Thomas Nelson Berry (1872 - 1946)*
James Edward Berry (1881 - 1966)*
Bessie Elizabeth Berry (1887 - 1898)*
Plot: Blk-2, Lot 34
Maintained by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Mar 25, 2005
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